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Financial Aid Director

Rosie Amador
Rosie Amador
Financial Aid Director

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Title IV Eligibility Requirements

In order to determine eligibility for Title IV Federal Funds, students must comply with the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy included in this catalog. Students must be enrolled at least halftime to receive assistance from the Federal Student Loan Programs. Students must certify they have not defaulted on a previous Title IV Loan, have not exceeded the annual and/or aggregate loan limits and does not have property subject to judgment lien for a debt owed to the United States and is not liable for a grant of Federal Perkins Loan overpayment.
 
Pell awards are prorated based on attendance.
The School does not provide campus-based aid programs.
The school works with the Veterans Affair office and Title IV Federal Student Aid Programs; funding determinations are made directly through those agencies.
Guidelines for Federal Title IV eligibility is as follows:
  1. Student has a verifiable Social Security number
    Be a citizen or national of the United States; or provide evidence from the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service that he or she is a permanent resident of the United States; or is in the United States for other than a temporary purpose with the intention of becoming a citizen or permanent resident, be a citizen of the Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, or the Republic of Palau is eligible to receive funds under the FSEOG, and Federal Pell Grant programs
  2. All male students age 18 and older (born after 1/1/1960) must complete Selective Service Registration
  3. Student has no previous TitleIV student loan default
  4. Student has not exceeded annual or aggregate loan limits to date
  5. A Conviction for any offense, during a period of enrollment for which a student was receiving Title IV program funds, under any federal or state law involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs will result in the loss of eligibility for any Title IV, HEA grant, loan, or work-study assistance.
    Students with a state or federal drug conviction or possession or sale of illegal drugs must meet the following requirements to be eligible for. A student must resolve any drug conviction as outlined in 34 CRF 668.32: A federal or state drug conviction can disqualify a student for FSA funds. The student self-certifies in applying for aid that he/she is eligible; the School will only confirm if we receive conflicting information. A conviction that was reversed, set aside, or removed from the student’s record, received when the student was a juvenile, unless she/he was tried as an adult are not considered . All other convictions for sale (includes convictions for conspiring to sell drugs) and/or possession is subject to the following:
If both offenses apply the student will be ineligible for the longer period.
A student regains eligibility the day after the period of ineligible ends or when he/she successfully completes a qualified drug rehabilitation program.
Further drug convictions will make him/her ineligible again. A qualified drug rehabilitation program must include at least two unannounced drug tests and must satisfy at least one of the following requirements:
Be qualified to receive funds directly or indirectly from a federal, state, or local government program
Be qualified to receive payment directly or indirectly from a federally or state-licensed insurance company
Be administered or recognized by federal, state or local government agency or court.
Be administered or recognized by federal or state-licensed: hospital, health clinic, or medical doctor.
 
VERIFICATION
Each year at least 30% of financial aid recipients are randomly selected for verification by the U.S. Department of Education. If a student is selected for federal verification they will be asked to complete a Verification Worksheet and must provide additional information before financial aid can be disbursed to the student account. This documentation may include but is not limited to federal income tax returns and W-2 forms (student’s, spouse and/or parents/guardians), proof of untaxed income, housing allowances, etc. Students will be notified in writing of all documents required to fulfill this federal requirement. If after review by the Financial Aid Director there are any changes to the financial aid package, the student will be notified in writing.